Macro-Bending loss

Losses occur at bends as light in the bend tends to want to carry on in a straight line. When the bend diameter is on the order of a few millimetres (the exact diameter range depends on the fiber design), the fiber can exhibit significant losses due to the bend disrupting the guidance of the fiber.


Related Terms: Bend Edge, Bend Induced Loss, Macro-Bending loss, Micro-Bending Loss